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Friday, January 11, 2013

Charlotte Rains Dixon to Speak

January Creative Writing


Charlotte Rains Dixon
Author, Journalist, 
Educator, Writing Coach

January 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Rippavilla Plantation (Excel Building)

I’m excited to announce that Charlotte Rains Dixon will be speaking at our January creative-writing session on FACING YOUR WRITING FEARS. This will be an awesome opportunity for you to ask an active and versatile writer any questions you might have about writing and overcoming those fears that hold you back.

Charlotte Rains Dixon is a free-lance journalist, copywriter, ghostwriter, and author who also teaches and coaches writers. She is the author of a dozen books, including The Complete Guide to Writing Successful Fundraising Letters for Your Non Profit Organization, published by Atlantic Publishing, and a series of Beautiful America's books including Wyoming, Oregon, and Maine.

Her fiction has appeared in The Trunk, Santa Fe Writer's Project, Nameless Grace, and Somerset Studios. Her articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, the Oregonian, and Pology. Her novel Emma Jean's Bad Behavior releases on February 12, 2013.
Dixon is also a writing mentor in fiction and nonfiction at The Writers Loft at Middle Tennessee State University. She is from Portland, Oregon, and has an MFA in creative writing from Spalding University. She holds a bachelor degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.  

This is a very special opportunity for our group, so I hope to have a VERY LARGE LWC turnout.

 Visit Charlotte Rains Dixon’s blog at

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Congratulations Cece Dockins!

CONGRATULATIONS to LWC Education Coordinator CECE DOCKINS for her acceptance into the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. Cece starts what is sure to be the highlight, to date, of her writing life tomorrow as she boards a flight to Maine for her first residency.

LWC is so proud of you, Cece. And I am honored to call you my friend and my critique buddy and my fellow night-owl support pal who keeps me laughing through many sleepless, wine-drinking nights.

You are going to rock the horror literature world!

Post By: LWC Director, Karen Aldridge 
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2013 Meeting Dates

We meet in the Excel building (white building with red roof behind the main house) at Rippavilla Plantation - click here for directions, and all of our meetings are scheduled at 7:00 p.m. Our Critique Sessions are the first Thursday of every month. Our Creative Writing Sessions are the third Thursday of every month. And our Night of Learning is scheduled in months with a fifth Thursday.

Here is a list of our of 2013 meeting dates (check back often as new dates are added for special events):

Jan. 3 - Critique Session
Jan. 17 - Guest Author/Educator Charlotte Rains Dixon
Jan. 31 - 5th Thursday Night of Learning
Feb. 7 - Critique Session
Feb. 21 - Creative Writing Session
Mar. 7 - Critique Session
Mar. 21 - Creative Writing Session
Apr. 4 - Critique Session
Apr. 18 - Creative Writing Session
May 2 - Critique Session
May 16 - Creative Writing Session
May 30 - 5th Thursday Night of Learning
June 6 - Critique Session
June 20 - WHAT NOT TO WRITE-Guest speaker Karen Alea Ford
July 4 - Critique Session
July 18 - Creative Writing Session
Aug. 1 - Critique Session
Aug. 15 - Night of Learning
Aug. 29 - Critique Session
Sept. 5 - PINOT & POETRY
Sept. 19 - Creative Writing Session
Oct. 3 - Critique Session
Oct. 31 - No meeting (Halloween)
Nov. 7 - Critique Session

Nov. 21 - Creative Writing Session
Dec. 5 - Critique Session
Dec. 19 - Creative Writing Session

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